The testing for Celiac is extremely poor. This includes if you get a biopsy because the biopsy can miss damaged tissue. Many people in my family have been diagnosed with Celiac...some of them at 70+ years of age. It took years and years for this damage to happen.... before the biopsy was able to uncover the damage. If you suspect you have an issue, it's almost better to try an elimination diet instead of worrying about getting an official diagnosis.
Celiac and thyroid disease also trend together in the medical literature. It is not surprising that giving up wheat has improved thyroid antibodies in some people.
I've personally found that I'm gluten intolerant. So I don't eat gluten, stick to a whole foods diet and try not to eat any of the gluten-free foods because they are frankly junk food.
Although - not everyone has obvious symptoms of Celiac disease....and changing the diet may not make a difference for a very long time. So, you wouldn't necessarily know by a diet change. That was the case with our son. It took many months - maybe a year before there were any changes for him.
It is possible that some people have non-Celiac gluten sensitivity.
The blood tests combined with the biopsy catch a good majority of people who do have Celiac disease. If you are low in iron and/or B12 - that means damage to the small intestine...and it will most likely show up on a biopsy. But, no, not everyone's test results will show high antibodies and/or low iron/b12.
BUT - for my son - we didn't allow the biopsy. His antibodies were off the chart high...and had stopped the gluten as soon as we got the blood test results.
To do the biopsy we would have had to add the gluten back into his diet (after a couple months being gluten free) and daily dosing of gluten...for a month...and have a scope.
We decided not to put the poison back into his already sick body.
It took over a year before things stabilized for him...and his gluten antibodies no longer were high...and his Ferritin increased.
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